January 8, 2017
So, you turn on the faucet in the shower and only two little streams of water come out of the shower head. Then, you sigh at the thought of how long it’s going to take just for you to wash your hair. Or, when you turn on the sink faucet and, instead of a stream of water, a few drips come out. Plumbers call this low flow, homeowners call it low water pressure. Luckily, there are ways to solve this problem. First, it is important to understand what the causes of low water pressure can be. The following are some of the causes for low or no water pressure:
- Debris in the water
- Mineral deposit build-up
- Pressure regulators
- Low pressure to the house
- Water valves
- Water leaks
Having an experienced Griswold Well Water Specialist identify the problem is the first step. We find a really common cause of low flow is stuff in your water. If you have old iron pipes, these can plug with rust, and rust breaks loose and plugs up aerators, the valve, and anywhere there is a restriction in the pipes.
Also, there is a certain amount of algae in our water. It looks a little like fine sawdust, and sometimes we get more than usual through the water supply. Low water pressure can be seasonal. Sometimes, the plastic pipe inside the water heater disintegrates, and pieces of plastic plug fixtures.
Regardless of the debris in your water, a Griswold Well Water Specialist can help. Call 860.554.5219 today.
Replacing Pressure Regulators
A pressure regulator is a water device shaped like a bell. The regulator is usually found below the hose connection in the front of your home, though it may be located in a different area depending upon the construction of your home. If the pressure regulator goes bad or stops working, it may cause low water pressure in some or all of the water fixtures in your home. To save you more costly repairs, have a Griswold Well Water Specialist replace this for you. Call 860.554.5219 today.
Low Water Pressure To The House
A Griswold Well Water Specialist will test your water pressure and recommend solutions based on your unique situation. Call us today at 860.554.5219.
Turning Your Home’s Main Shut-Off Valves
Valves turn, which means these valves have the potential to accidentally be moved or turned off without the homeowner realizing it. There is usually a main water valve in a home. If this main water valve is not shut off or if it is not completely turned on, it will affect all of the water flow in the home. A well water specialist from Griswold Plumbing can help you determine if your shut-off valve is fully open. Call 860.554.5219 today.
Repairing Water Leaks
Cracks or damages to water pipes servicing your home can cause water leaks. Water leaks can cause low water pressure because not all of the water is making its way to your faucet. Some of it is leaking through the cracked or damaged pipe. We have simple ways to check your pipes for leaks. Call 860.554.5219 today.
Taking Care Of Mineral Deposit Build-Ups
We test for minerals in your water for free with your service call. To learn more about the free Griswold Water Wellness Check, click here ($159 value).
CT’s Expert Well Pump & Water Treatment Specialists
We can help fix your low pressure or no pressure water problem. Call 860.554.5219 today for a Griswold Well Water Specialist to help you!